• Amino raises $45M for to bring fan communities to smartphones

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amino has raised a big Series C round of funding - $45 million from GV, Venrock, Union Square Ventures, Goodwater Capital and Time Warner Investments, with Hearst Ventures joining as a new investor.
    Co-founder and CEO Ben Anderson has d escribed Amino as an way to help people who have “passionate niche interests” find others who feel the same way, via smartphone apps.
    The company started out with apps focused a handful of topics like K-pop, anime and Doctor Who, but it later added the ability for anyone to launch a new community in the main Amino app, and there are now more than 2.5...
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  • Alta Partners Closes $130 Million Fund: Alta Partners NextGen Fund I, L.P

    Alta Partners Closes $130 Million Fund: Alta Partners NextGen Fund I, L.P

    5 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    PRESS RELEASE: Focused Early Stage Healthcare Venture Fund Building on 20-year History Adds New Team SAN FRANCISCO--June 12, 2018- Alta Partners, a leader in healthcare venture capital, has closed a new $130 million fund: Alta Partners NextGen Fund I, L.P. This is the ninth fund in Alta Partners' history and i...
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  • A startup in the West Coast scooter-sharing craze is already worth $1 billion - and it's raising again at a $2 billion valuation

    A startup in the West Coast scooter-sharing craze is already worth $1 billion - and it's raising again at a $2 billion valuation

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Just weeks ago, electric scooter startup Bird snagged $150 million in a Series C funding round, giving the startup a $1 billion valuation
    Now, the company is reportedly raising again and seeking a $2 billion valuation.
    On the heels of a funding round that gave electric scooter sharing startup Bird the elusive "unicorn" status, the company is reportedly raising again and seeking a $2 billion valuation.
    This is a first for the tech industry, Axios reporter Dan Primack reported on Tuesday. Bird snagged $150 million in a Series C funding round just weeks ago, giving the startup a $1 billion...
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  • Primary Venture Partners raises $100M to invest in NYC startups

    Primary Venture Partners raises $100M to invest in NYC startups

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Primary Venture Partners , a seed firm that invests exclusively in New York City startups, has raised a second fund of $100 million.
    That focus is unusual - even Lerer Hippeau, a firm that's closely associated with New York , makes some investments outside the region.
    Primary's Ben Sun (pictured above with his co-founder Brad Svrluga) said he's betting, in part, on the New York workforce, particularly “the talent that came into the tech ecosystem post-financial crisis” - a shift that gave the city more talented entrepreneurs, plus a talent pool that they could draw from to build their...
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  • Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets

    Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Swedish telehealth startup Kry has closed a $66 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A.
    It raised a $22.8M Series A round just over a year ago, bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to around $92M.
    The new funding will be put towards market expansion, with the UK and French markets its initial targets. It also says it wants to deepen its penetration in existing markets: Sweden, Norway and Spain, and to expand its medical offering to be able to offer more services via the remote...
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  • Kleiner Perkins Venture Firm Spin Off G2VP Raises $350 Million For Its First Fund

    Kleiner Perkins Venture Firm Spin Off G2VP Raises $350 Million For Its First Fund

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    G2VP, a venture firm that spun out of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' greentech-focused investment arm, has raised $350 million for its first fund, including a financial commitment from famed investor John Doerr .
    The firm, which was founded in 2017 by Kleiner Perkins Green Growth Fund partners David Mount, Brook Porter, Ben Kortlang and Dan Oros, raised abut $75 million more than it had initially targeted.
    “We think the fund is right-sized for us; it's enough to allow us to really lean into companies we're excited about,” Porter told Fortune.
    Unlike many other Silicon Valley-based...
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